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  • WHAT IS END POINT ASSESSMENT?

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    WHAT IS END-POINT ASSESSMENT?

    The new end-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest changes in the new apprenticeship reforms.

    Instead of being assessed continually throughout their course, all apprentices will now have to complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification. The EPA is designed to test whether each apprentice has gained the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard, and grade each learner according to their performance.

    How will the EPA work?

    When an apprentice is ready to take the EPA, their employer will put them forward for the assessment. Each EPA is different, so the requirements for each assessment are laid out in the apprenticeship standard.

  • What are apprenticeship standards?

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Apprenticeship standards are replacing the old frameworks.

    The new standards were introduced as part of the Government’s major apprenticeship reforms. The standards represent a shift from assessing to learning and put employers in control.